Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545


INTENT:  Music is taught throughout the school by a music specialist with each class receiving around an hour’s music lesson every week.   Our Intent is that the pupils access high quality and authentic opportunities to learn in music and that through these opportunities the children are able to access creativity, resilience, cultural understanding and communication skills.
The IMPACT is that each child sees themselves as a creative musician who can participate in music making and appreciation whilst developing self-expression, communication skills and a cultural understanding of music history.  Our current extra-curricular music provision includes KS1 and KS2 choirs, school band and percussion groups. Peripatetic music teachers visit the school on a weekly basis, giving individual or group lessons in vocals, strings, guitar, drums, piano and keyboard. The school also invests in the Whole Class Ensemble Tuition scheme, run by York Arts Education, which provides class lessons in violin and ukulele in Year 4. Singing is an essential part of all musical learning and singing together is an important part of our school life. Additional music workshops are provided by the Music Education Group at York University. All our children have the opportunity to take part in performances throughout the year, as well as additional projects such as the Minster Outreach Project.  IMPLEMENTATION:  The Music curriculum is created in line with the National Curriculum using elements of Kodaly, Dalcroze and Orff:  Music Knowledge Sequencing at Knavesmire